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>> the north-east gets slammed by snow. a strong storm bringing icy cold temperatures to the midwest dumping a foot of snow along the east coast bustling i-95 corridor. >> secretary of state john kerry saying syria's president can't remain in tower.
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>> west virginian - a second chemical has leaked into the water supply. >> the latest clashes in the ukraine turn deadly. riots, stun grenades and tear gat. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. millions of winter-wary people are being hit with another arctic blast, the fourth storm to batter the midwest and north-east since december. tuesday's system brought snow and winds. the sprawling storm stretches 1,000 miles from kentucky to massachusetts. it was the busy i90 corridor feeling the brunt of fury which
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dumped a foot of snow. boston was crushed with 15 inches. philadelphia, new york and cashz received 10-14 inches. bad whether forced government official to make traffic omissions. thomas drayton has more on the impact of the fast-moving storm. >> from white out conditions in the great lakes to spin outs on virgin's highway, a reminder to the 80 million residents across the midwest and north-east that winter isn't full of fact. >> i had an idea that it was coming. i didn't think it would be this much. >> it's the second round of heavy snow. blasting cities from new york to pennsylvania to indiana, where the storm barrelled through the morning's commute, folding the fed ex truck in three. the great lakes frozen. the pool of ice is lake
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michigan. the halls empty. in philadelphia all city workers were sent home before the store. the order in effect today as well. >> the combination of the amount of snow fall, combined with plummeting temperatures and high winds makes this a dangerous storm. >> a dangerous storm that had millions running to scores, scooping up shovels. >> i prepare for the worst. >> on the roads come utes for drivers caught in slow-moving traffic and snow ploughs from virginia to boston. >> i think we beat mother nature. >> with all the snow airports were not spared. thousands of flight cancellations in delays while crews worked to clear runways.
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their job will get harder. as the snow moves away the bitter gold will linger with freezing and sub zero temperatures hanging around. >> keep your head down, keep moving, be safe. >> chicago will see a windchill of 22 below zero. wind chills in minnesota will fall 50 below. a propane short ig brought on by the frigid winter. a third of all homes in the midwest use propane gas to heat their homes. some people are worried. >> am i going to keep my family warm and give them warm food. part of a record-cold airblast adding misery to the millions. >> all day. >> yes, heavy. >> who are still digging out. >> thomas drayton. al jazeera. >> the storm is slowing things down here in new york as well.
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some areas have been hit with 10 inches of snow. al jazeera's erica pittsy is live at new york's penn station. eracha, how bad will the morning comutility be. >> well, commoorni good morning a foot of snow fell on new york and new jersey. the governments in both states declaring states of emergencies. schools will be open, kids will go to school. trains are running in and out of penn station. some will be on weekend schedules. working through the night to get new york streets. and sidewalks back to normal after storms slammed the city. snow fell hide and fast from long island to new jersey, where the white stuff blasted the
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boardwalks. several numbers of of snow made for wet wintry walks of the jobs. >> it was slippery but okay. >> slip conditions caused a bus to get stuck in the middle of manhattan. transportation is tough, with the storm tying up traffic and trains. >> we are figuring out the best way to get home. it's late. trains are slow. i live in brooklyn. the train runs outside. it's running slow so i'm decidele to cab it. >> police patrolled snow-covered streets. for city slickers the cold is not the worst part of the storm. it's the slow temperatures. imp have my hands out of the parkeds and i felt frost bitten. >> lest we for get the wind, gusting up to 35 miles per hour. the winds make it feel really
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bad. >> it's worse. >> i can definitely attest to that. when the wind blasts you in the face it's brutal. plus the wind coming to snow, driving conditions are tricky. meanwhile, airports are dealing with a lot of delays and cancellations. north-east, we are feeling the impact of the storm. between yesterday and today flight cancellations top 4,000. >> erica pitzi live in new york city. >> because of all of the bad weather we have been having, states are supporting syria's shortages of road salt. some warn that major streets and my ways will be cleared. some are asked to stay off the roads. the catch fries was polar vortex. we have a new one, bomb bow
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genesis. scary. meteorologist nicole mitchell is here to explain. >> i keep hearing everyone call a piece of cold air. and it's jan, we have snow storms, every time we have a developing storm system, it's a cyclone it's a low pressure system. we use it psycholow genesis when a storm is developing. when we are bombing out, intensifies, we have the metre yore logical bomba genesis. it means a rapid storm development where the pressure is dropping within that period. that's where we have. there's problems for the
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midwest. it gave it that prospect of the really dropping the pressure that cranks up the wind, the lower the pressure drops the more the winds crank up and crew in the moisture from the ocean adding to the snow that we could see. we have some of that snow on the coast, especially the cape with the wind. that's why we have blizzard warnings for that area, until about noon. you can see the snow is moving out. i want to add the winds and the cold air will make it brutal and into the mid west where the snow moved out. northern portions are seeing a ground blizzard. know on the ground is glowing around. a few problems there today. >> here is another interesting fact. it may be hard to imagine with the cold start to 2014, but 2014 will go down as one of the warmest years on record. according to the national oceanic administration which tracks these things, the average global temperature for the year
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was 58 degrees farenheit. it was the fourth warmest year since records were collected. the 10 warmest years happened since 1998. >> for the first time syria's warming sides are meeting face to face. representatives from bashar al-assad regime. along with 40 foreign ministers and u.s. secretary of state john kerry. the plan to bring a diplomatic solution to three years of sill war in syria that left 100,000 dead and displaced. the summit is discussing the geneva ii document. it lays out a plan for the government including members of the regime and the opposition. the key issue is the president bashar al-assad. whether he stays or go. u.n. scenario ban ki-moon told delegates they face a formidable challenge. nick schifrin is at the talks
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taking place in switzerland. good morning. the conference began a short while ago. it's clear there are tensions. >> absolutely. when the secretary-general opened the conference he said there was a fragile but real hope for peace and pleaded with both sides, the 40 delegations not to make comments that were personal, to be diplomatic and stick to time. the syrian delegations were given 10 minutes and the syrian foreign minister gave a speech that many described as inflammatory, calling the opposition terrorists and that people supporting them had blood on their hands and he was speaking for 20-25 minutes. >> i must finish my speech. >> i will have to give equal time. >> no, i must -- >> to other group.
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>> yourself, you live in new york. i live in syria. i have the right to gave the syrian version here in this forum. >> that back and forth, the u.s. and the syrian opposition shows just how introns gent and the cas between both sides. we heart from the syrian opposition accusing the government of being terrorists. a brutality inside of syria. then we heard from the secretary of state. he said that bashar al-assad has no future inside syria and bashar al-assad could hold not om syria, but the region. >> the right to lead the country does not come from torture or
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barrel bombs. it comes from the consent of the people. it's hard to imagine how that consent could be forthcoming at this time. >> so, stephanie, it may look calm, behind me the tension is it thick. the consequences for the people is very real. >> nick schifrin reporting from the showers of lake gen geneva. >> syria's civil war - 2 million have fled. we two to lebanon where there are nearly 1 million refugees. as talks get under which way, what is the feeling there. >> i'm standing outside a refugee registration center. earlier we were in some of the
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unofficial tented refugee camps, and we spoke to them asking them how they feel about the inches, and they say basically, sadly, that they have little hopes, very low expectations of this conference. and say that it's coming too little too late. almost after three years since the conflict broke out. as refugees, they suffered the most because he they had to leave their country. they had to flee syria's almost fatal violence. they say this conference should have taken place a long time ago if the efforts were soars about bringing a peaceful solution to syria. some talk about the rebel groups in syria, that they are now in control of territory, and these groups are not part of the talks
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for negotiations, and if the conference comes out with a decision to implement a ceasefire, they will not commit to anyway ceasefire, because they are not part of the conference or the talks. they have little hope that this conference is going to change something on the ground. they just want to return home. for that they need security, and they don't feel they'll get security. >> if anything comes out of the conference, let us hope it is addressing the humanitarian disaster. >> president obama had a phone call on tuesday with russian president vladimir putin. they discussed the syrian talks and security for the upcoming olympic games in sochi russia. russia ask the u.s. to share military equipment that can detect roadside bombs,
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disrupting signals. u.s. officials are looking to see if the technology is compatible with russian gear. the games will begin in sochi on february 7th. >> federal and state officials confirm that a second unreported chemical leakeded into the river, leaving 300,000 without drinking water. the new chemical, p.p.h. is used in felt-tip pens, paint removers. jonathan martin is in charleston west vij. the leak happened on january 9th. are officials saying why it took so long to find this chemical. >> no, there's not. that's the question, why it took two weeks to learn about the chemical. we spoke to the governor's office. at this points there's little trust in the company at the
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center of the spill. we heard that yesterday the company, the tanks are behind us here, they notified the state through a document they turned over yesterday about the presence of the second chemical that leaked on jan the 29th. we only new about one chem cam. we were told it leaked some 7500 gallons at the time. that led to the state of emergency. people were told not to drink or bathe in the water. they tested and told people the water is safe so use. we find out about a second chemical. p.p.h. and what officials will have to go back and do is test the water for a second chemical. if there's good new, there's a smaller amount of the chemical in the water. some 300 gallons may have leaked. at this point they have not done adequate testing. they are working with the c d.c.
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the water department says they believe the treatment process will have filtered out any chemical because it was stripped down. the concern is what is in the water line, what is going into people's homes. they have been doing a lot of testing. >> you have been reporting on the storey for two weeks, and talking to people in the community. how are they rocting to news of a second chemical? >> well, really, the word is stressed. people don't have any trust or faith in this company, freedom industries. they haven't spoken about what happened here. we talked to a lady at a restaurant. she'll serve bottled water because people don't trust the water. even though the do not use ban is lifted people are not going to drink the water. most tell us they'll bathe, wash
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dishes, but not drink it until they have certaintity that it's safe. >> jonathan martin with the latest from west virginiaia. there are hazardous effects linked with ppa. eye contact may cause irritation, skin irritation. it's not dangerous swallowed in small amounts, but large amounts may cause deer rear, nausea and vomiting. >> an 8-year-old woke up six people who escaped from a burning mobile phone in penn field, a suburb of rochester. the boy died trying to save his disabled uncle and grandfather who were kill. an electrical problem caused the fire. >> the mercury is plummeted were miami to maine. >> when boiling water hits cold, this is what's. >> we'll take you inside the
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science of subzero temperatures. a 14-year-old boy executed in 1944 for crimes he didn't commit. 70 years later a battle to clear his name. >> demonstrations taking a deadly turn in ukraine. how the government is using cell phones to control the crowd. >> and a live look at massachusetts, where the snow is falling. it's been falling a bit this wednesday morning. nsh
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>> a live look at sandwich massachusetts, looking like what the ground blizzards nicole mitchell described. a snow storm building across the country. >> heading into the lab to see the science behind the subzero temperatures felt across the country. welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy, that story in a minute. first a look at the temperatures
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across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell is back. >> good morning, of course, after the last weather system the temperatures have dropped. we have another clip they are mid west reinforcing the colder air. let's get to it. there's a short version of all of that. a lot of temperatures up and down the coastline are in the single digit. new york at nine, minnesota at five. for the coastline we have a custody in 20-30 miles per hour. that makes the texture, new york, philadelphia minus 20, and with the new system in the mid west fargo minus 28, and once we get the windchills it takes 10-15 minutes to freeze the skip. >> freezing cold weather is gripping the nation. some parts of the country saw the cold et cetera temperatures in decades, sparking a waive of
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people doing experiments. al jazeera's ashar quraishi looks at the science behind sub zero temperatures. >> the bitter cold can be a hazardous nuisance. still, nas nating things happen in extreme temperatures. a word of warning. throwing boiling water into the air is not a good idea when you throw it downwind. to explain we visit the chicago museum of science and injury. we created a version of the trick using liquid nitrogen. with a texture of minus 320 degrees farenheit. when boiling water hits extreme cold, this is what happens. scientists debated why hot water freezes faster than cold water.
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the n irkts mpemba effect. >> what you have going on there is hot water. hot water is are the to go from a liquid to a gas. that's what happens when the water boils. when you have that, cold air, you have steam or vapour. some of that freedss into a solid, which is snow. the opposite effects explains why tyre pressure drops. when things get cold molecules are moving slower. they can't hit the inside walls of the tyres, so there's less pressure. as it gets colder and colder, there's less pressure until potentially if you get to cold enough, you have a flat tire. they started moving and it
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inflated and it was back to normal. >> some times nature and science collide. sugar beat juices is used in some places. the juice is organic. in the cold temperatures, it's around 15 degrees. with the addition of organic sugar bad shoes. it drops the raping to so below which is a 25 degree swing and allows municipalities to reduce the sodium chloride that they are putting into the voirnalt. >> a choice thanks to the part of a science of sub zero temperatures. >> the experiments can be fun. subzero temperatures can be
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dangerous. severe frost bite can caused blisters, gank green, damage to tendons, muscles, nerve and bones. >> a crowd favourite at the australian open advances to the australian semifinals at the first grand slam. rafael nadal survived against grigor dimitrov. it was not easy, rafael nadal received treatment for a blister on the palm of his hand. he won big set points. during two tie breaks he had set point. if he will play the winner of anxiety murray and roger federer. >> he has everything to become a great champion, i think. a lot of similarities with roger. you know, if he's able to play in this way and just, you know, the normal evolution will bring
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him to the top. >> on the women's side of the blacked, a fifth seeded player beat defending champion victoria azarenka. following an exit of serena williams and sharapova and leaves li na as the only wumen. aza renka made no excuses for the loss. >> she got to every board. at one point i felt like i was too predictable. you know, she definitely took advantage of that. she was solid. she came in when she needed to. she served well and did everything a lit the better than nee. i was watching, like a
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spectator. >> radwonska will play in the semifinals. >> three people have been killed during clashes in the ukraine. >> riot police opening fire on demonstrators in kiev. texas to execute a killer from mexico. why it's causing an international dispute. >> he used to live in the u.s., but the californian resident was deported to mexico. why he's joining a vigilante group. >> and a live look on the protests burning in kiev, where fires have been set.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera. these are the top stories of this our. temperatures are falling following a snow storm stretching stretc stretching 1,000 miles. freezing temperatures reaching tampa. syria's warring sides are meeting to discuss a diplomatic solution. >> u.n. secretary ban ki-moon say they face a formidable challenge. >> a chemical p.p.h. has gone found in the wijan water. >> well, after a deadly night of clashes in the ukraine, there may be a break through. ukraine's opposition says they'll hold talks. rallies have been taking place in the capital in defines of
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laws limiting the right to protest. the foreign minister said the clasheses are getting out of control. protesters flew bombs. >> three people have been killed in the violence. joining us from the center of kiev, the violence seems to be getting worse, what is the latest, are the protests getting out of control. >> yes, right now there are running battles in the street a couple of hundred yards from here. protesters set tires on fire trying to push back the riot police. there has been a push and pull back since early this morning. two anti-government protesters have been killed. there are reports that a third died of wounds after being
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beaten at independence square. hundreds of ukrainians gathered. the snow began to fall ahead. the speakers are rallying them to stay the course. what is remarkable is a determination not only in the face of bitter cold, but against the riot place who have been firing. there's hundreds of rubber bullets over the area where the clashes have taken place. in the last hour or so, they pushed the protesters back. the protesters went after the police, went up against them, toe to toe. it's an uncertainly situation. interpretations are high as the three opposition leaders are meant to meet with the president in the next few minutes. >> this is as high as we have seen them. part of that may be the anti-protest laws that go in effect today. is that backlash to that?
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>> well, it all broke out. the violence broke out on sunday. behind me it ha been a peaceful demonstration for two months. frustration with opposition leaders were making no progress and the passing of the restricted laws with freedom of speech that limits civil society organizations made ukrainians ongoingry. that is part of the reason violence started. just now i'm hearing the rumble of explosions going on not far from him. the police have become very aggressive. in part because of their now powers. when earlier today i was at the protest site they were broadcasting to protesters that if you move towards it it is considered an aggressive illegal
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action. in response the protesters moved forward. a loft of dethe ecranians protesting, termed they'll stand their grounds. >> jennifer, thank you. here is more about the laws. theying clued barring people. they are not allowed to set up tents tore sound equipment. people will need permission to travel in convoys for five or more people. as masses through stones at riot police, government forces are countering. the standoff is becoming a battle between the old and new. the protest in the ukraine is a cross current of technologies, it's difficult for an outsider
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to get a since of what they are like on the ground. >> grown footage makes it impossible to see. what is the fine, how violent and peaceful is it. there's a dark side to the new technology, there's text message on fans saying: language that echos the law that people protesting. the ability to triangulate the position has sirnsster overtones. there's medieval authorities. many of the protesters donning garb. stuff made themselves, and bitting catapults. the mix of technologies, supercharging the protest. part of the flavour of protests we see for years to come.
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>> president viktor yanukovych says he's ready for peace talks, but they are yet to materialize. >> escalating violence in thailand after the government declares a state of emergency. demonstrators flooded the streets of bangkok undeterred by a crackdown. political gatherings are offlimit. scott heidler has more. >> a pro-government red-shirt leader in the north-east of the country was shot. that's the heart land for those that support the government. he has a radio program and was shot out the front of that office. 39 casings were found by police in front of the office. from an ak-47 livle. the police are investigating.
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>> this is something we have not seen over the last several months, protests on the streets of bangkok and movements. this is targetting a leader. this is the first time we have seen that. the state of emergency that came into play, first thing, the government said when they announced it they have extra powers that they can impose curfews and disperse crowds. they won't do it, they have the authority but will not do it. we went through several of the protestor stages, the feel is as it has been. if not, a little more defipt because of the state of emergency. they said they'll ignore it. the government said they are using the police to enforce the laws down on the streets, not the army. that is critical. both sides said they don't want an escalation this violence.
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the mood on the streets is same as it has been in the last couple of days, it will be interesting how the government enacts and what part of emergency they put into place. >> a criminal case, more than 70 years old may get a new trial. george stinney junior, who was black, was put to death for killing two white girls. the original trial presented no evidence but the white jury convicted him in minutes. there's new evidence. >> this case was handled so poorly. his family was treated to poorly in the circumstances of march to june that his rights were snuff snuffed out. the hearing will continue today. it's not sure when the judge will decide if there'll be a new
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trial. >> tom edgar tamayo, a mexican citizen was in the u.s. illegal and not granted access to a mex consule. he is to be put to death. >> we have this report from mexico. >> making a final appeal for a man that shouldn't be executed. marchers at a protest in edgar tamayo's home state hope to convince officials in texas to spare his life. edgar tamayo was convicted of killing a texas police officer. shot three times in the back of the head. >> he's scheduled to die. urned the vienna convention foreign citizens have the right to cannualates.
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>> the mech can government up to the last minute uses force of pressure. paperwork is processed. i want to inch you up to the last minute, second, the tex jan governor can change. the u.s. secretary of state has push the for a stay of execution. saying it could make it difficult for the u.s. to help citizens. lawyers say he is challenged with a low i can. a fact consular officials could have used to build a stronger defense. he would not be the first mexican not to be executed in texas. >> we are outside of the city
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hall in edgar tamayo's town. it's clear he's a big issue, it's a sign saying usa texas. it doesn't get into the technicalities of the case, just says he's innocent. >> the school director has followed his case. >> i believe it's unfair. he has been imprisoned for 40 years. we feel it's unfair. what can yes do besides hope. >> there's no tape that prison officials will change their mind. >> the u.s. state pept is asking texas to delay the execution. a group of heavily armed
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citizens are taking security into their own hands. standing up against a ruthless drug cartel. knights templar. residents stay in some cases they pay off police. the mexican governments stood down. so far they have refused. >> al jazeera knok with a vigilante who used to live here. a californian ready going by the code name 04. now with his wife and children in the state, he's joining the fight against the drug cartel. >> he pulled me over, told me to step out the vehicle and asked why i carried one of these. this is their territory. this is what they charge every person.
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40" of the chargeses no one can do anything about it. everybody is afraid. i'm afraid. >> you work all day to win, toerb 200 pesos, and you have to give 40% to them, why. people can't live like that, no. >> that man, a fugitive says he would face trial in the u.s. if he tried to come back. he wants to make his homeland safer. >> eugene o'donnell and his wife have been indicted on corruption charges, accused of accepting gifts, money and other items from a wealthy businessman. the former governor denied doing anything wrong. he was considered a running mate for mitt romney. he left office after a 4-year term. >> business and political leaders are gathering in
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switzerland for a forum. as ali velshi reports, it's expensive occasionally takes news. >> this is a ski down deep within the swiss alps. 5,000 feet above sea level, it's billed as the last beer stop before heaven because of a nearby brewery considered the highest in switzerland. once a year it's a gathering spot for the world's elite to discussion solutions to pressing financial problems. the 44th world economic forum will home in on technological innovati innovation. the lingering effect of the growing middle class and the rift between the rich and the four. it's the third straight year they named global income inequality as a crisis. the masters of finance, who are middle aged men in suits, mostly, can seem out of place in
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a swiss mountain village. participates are mostly from europe and north america. even though 95% of the population lives elsewhere. half of the world is made up of women and only 16% of the economic forum members are. 2500 of the movers and shakers will displace locals, trudging through the streets into the town's hotels and streets. a ticket costs $20,000 and thousands more. with a guestlist including microsoft founder bill gates. imf chief christ ooen laguardia ard and iran's chief hassan rouhani it can be a shmooze fest, but there are real world issues to grapple with. they have had successors.
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in 1979 they partnered with china has they embrace economic reform. in 1987 west germany urged participates to give gosha chov a chance. a turning point in the war. three years later they meat to plan diversification. this year, many are cautious about the recovery, despite signs of an improving global economy. the forum is meant to help flot the way forward. >> and coming up in our next hour - ali velshi will have a live doctor with dr toby cosgrove, the ceo of the cleveland clinic. >> yahoo!'s ceo is one of many chief executives taking the stage at the world economic forum, speaking on a panel and said: snool yahoo! announced it
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would by spark. >> wall street is signalling a weak start. investors weighing disappointing earnings from ibm and advanced mike i don't devices. -- one market watcher said stocks are a bargain. >> if you look at it fundamentally stocks are cheap, 13-15% undervalued. there's no reason to predict stocks will pull back. >> european stocks are low. >> shares of german insurance giant is falling in frankfurt trading after the chief executive is unexpectedly
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resigning. he'll stepdown from the biggest bomb fund, remaining on the executive committee. it comes after a difficult years, investors yanking $1 million from the return fund. people take to the streets of san francisco, to protest against perks for wealthy tech companies. >> the becauses, they say, are is a sim ball of the widening gap between the have and the have notes. >> the major storm system moves out. there's a ground blizzard. what is that. i'll have your forecast coming back.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. just ahead protesters take to
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the streets to rally against perks for high tech companies in a city where the growing economic divide is a social issue. first where the snow and the rain may fall. nicole mitchell is back. good news for the east coast. a lot of the storm system is cleaning out. we'll have more on what is going on. i want to bring you to the midwest. where there's a clipper system, where the problem started off as. a lot of snow is moving through, moving through the dakotas and minnesota. why would we have blizzard warnings up. >> we have new snow, so right at the surface all that is blowing around, reducing visibility, if you see 10 feet up. on the ground treacherous decisions. the kach of massachusetts seeing the snow. watch out there, and the roads in general. a little slow.
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the battle of the becauses is on. carpet shuttles have been upsetting residents by using public bus stops. it's a symbol growing economic divide in the bay area. >> setting the tone for 2014. the first protest of the new year by a coalition of san francisco residents fighting against the corporate greed going hand in hand with the latest boom. buses shuttle tech workers. sther the symbol of the have and have notes. these campaigns to stop the buses have become more frequent and disruptive. >> it's not until we blocked the buses. what we want to do is funnel the attention to what we thing is the trinity between the
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government, tech and real estate. >> we are looking at about 100 protesters. that's not a lot. over the past couple of months, they targeted tech companies. >> you look at the polls that the politicians are taking. seven out of 10 people are worried about the future, and the feeling that they are getting squeezed out. while these people of active, the anxiety is there. some of those that turned out is feeling the heat. >> my land lard issued 3-day notices for me to leave and requested for me to self-evict. this is just one example of so many of my friends and neighbours evicted throughout the city.
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>> at the bus hearing on tuesday, google employees showed up to defend themselves, and their company. >> i wanted to say that not everyone in google is a billionaire. like many people, 10 years after the fact i am city paying off my student loans. >> across the city are visible signs of a student landscape. >> we'll take it to the ballot box and get the voters to vote and make the changes that need to happen. >> until then, however, the buses will roll through the city. >> a pilot program said to take effect in july will charge companies $1 for each stop made by the private shuttle buses and control where the buses can pick
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up and drop off passengers. a look at the stories we are following for the next hour. >> bitter cold is setting in along the east coast after a blast of snow. windchill warnings and advisories are into effect from the canadian boarder to tampa. >> talks are under way after three years of war in syria. secretary of state john kerry said there's no way that bashar al-assad can be part of a transitional government. >> in ukraine three demonstrators have been killed during clashes with riot place in kiev. >> and lawyers are pushing for a 70-year-old murder conviction to be overturned. prosecutors say it shouldn't happen, for the youngest person executed. >> and a lack of standards for children who are home-schooled. >> i'm meteorologist nicole mitchell. the cold air is moving out and
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back in. >> richelle carey and i are back with you in 2.5 minutes, we leave you with a look at a suburb in pennsylvania. the roads clearer, but still a lot of snow. animals because somebody wants
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to shoot one of them? what happens when they say they want to shoot a mountain gorilla or an aidsian elephant? >> dangerous road. let me say that if these folks at the safari club are so interested, they want to contribute to the good programs, they don't need to link their contribution to the notion of killing an individual animal. give them money. >> that's what conservationists do every day. >> where do you stand on i will facts and their tusks? you just talked about the value of a rhinosaurus horns. how about elephant tusks? the counter argument is that destroy that only serves to drive up the cost. i really
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>> round two, another winter storm packing a win-2 punch of arctic cold and snow shutting down government, schools and groundings flights in the northeast. >> one man and those who supported him can no longer hold an entire nation and a region hostage. >> transition to a new government, working to free those who fell 60 to syrian's war under assad's regime.
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>> political crisis in ukraine, pro testers and police continue to clash as the u.s. may revoke visas of u.s. officials. >> the green light to kill sparks down under sparks outrage. >> millions of winter weary people are getting hit with yet another arctic blast. it's the fourth major winter storm to batter the midwest and northeast since december. >> the system brought heavy snow and whipping winds from kentucky to massachusetts. aljazeera has more on the impact of the fast-moving storm. >> from whiteout conditions in the great lakes to spinouts on virginia's highways, a blaring
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reminder to the 80 million residents across the midwest and northeast that winter is in full effect. >> i had an idea it was coming, but i didn't think it would be this much. >> it's blasting cities from new york to pennsylvania, from illinois to indiana where the storm barreled through, folding this med ex-truck in three. the great lakes frozen. this endless pool of ice is lake michigan. in washington, d.c., the halls of congress empty as eight inches of snow fell on the nationed capitol, shutting down the city. in philadelphia, city workers who were sent home before the storm arrived, that order in effect today, as well. >> a combination of the amount of snowfall combined with plummeting temperatures and high winds makes this a rather dangerous storm. >> a dangerous storm that had
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millions running to stores, scooping up remaining shovels and salt. >> i also prepare for the worst the. >> on the roads, a long evening commute for drivers caught in slow moving traffic, an army of snowplows from virginia to boston. >> at this point, i think we are beating mother nature right how to, but keep our fingers crossed. we don't count her out too early. >> airports weren't spared, thousands of flight cancellations and delays, while crews worked to clean runways and de-ice planes, but that job will only get harder. as the snow moves away, the bitter cold lingers. >> it comes up in your face pretty good, but keep your head down and just keep moving to get where you want to go and be safe. >> chicago will see a wind chill of 22 below zero today. in parts of minnesota, wind chill's will fall to nearly 50 below zero. adding to the dangerously cold
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air, a propane shortage brought on by the unusually frigid winter, one third of homes in the midwest use propane to heat their homes. >> am i going to be able to keep my family warm and give them warm food? >> all part of a record cold air blast adding misery to the millions. >> all day today. >> all day? >> heavy? >> yeah, heavy. >> who are still digging out. >> the storm is slowing things down here in new york. some areas have been hit with more than 10 inches of snow. erika is live at a major transportation hub. what can you tell us about the morning commute? >> good morning to you. that this is going to be a messy commute for millions of people trying to get to work this morning. even though the know is done, nearly a foot of the white stuff fell on new york and new jersey. both governors in those states
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declared states of emergencies. in new york city, schools are open for its 1 million plus students and the trains, transportation, a big deal here, of course, as people are trying to get to work or get home. trains in and out of pen station are are going to be running slower, some on weekend schedules. as for airports, between yesterday and today, 4,000 flights canceled. it's safe to say that this storm is going to be feeling the effects throughout the whole day. >> working through the night to get new york streets and sidewalks back to normal after the storm slammed the city. during the day, snow fell hard and fast in the region from the suburbs of long island to the shores of new jersey, where the white stuff blasted the famous board walks. several inches of snow on the sidewalks of brooklyn made for wet wintery walks. >> it was shipry, but ok.
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>> slick conditions caused a bus to get stuck. transportation has been tough, with the storm tying up traffic and trains. >> we're just trying to figure out the best way to get home right now. >> yeah. >> because like it's really late, but the trains are slow. >> i live all the way deep in brooklyn, the train runs outside, so it's running a little slow, so i'm deciding to cab it home. >> for city slickers, the snow is not the worst part of the storm, it's the extreme colt temperatures dropping into the teens. >> i just had my hands out of my pacts two or three minutes and i thought my hand was frost bitten. >> left we forget the wind, gusting 35 miles per hour. >> i think the wind makes it feel really bad. >> yeah. >> it makes it twice as worse. [ laughter ] >> it makes it twice as worse.
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i think i definitely agree with both of them. it is very frigid this morning. we're talking about temperatures in the teens, probably could get down to around 10 degrees, and the wind chill we are looking at potentially negative 15 degrees here in new york city and this weather continuing throughout the weekend. >> twice as worse, indeed. >> for more on this storm system and the fridge jed temperatures my moving in, let's bring in huge mick mitch. >> good morning. >> a cyclone is a low pressure storm system that's developing we
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cyclo genesis. the clipper developed and intensified quickly. you see temperature drop, winds increase, it's a converse relationship and we're seeing that wind today along the coastline, but the wind is making it feel chilly and blowing the snow around. massachusetts, over a foot, i rounded these numbers, but anywhere from la guarded i can't, other parts of new york city, over 10 inches, even washington, d.c., a couple of reports above four inches, so a lot of snow on the ground and still right along the massachusetts coast with new snow and blowing conditions could still see some whiteout scenarios.
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>> tense exchanges as a summit on syria gets underway in switzerland. syria's warring sides will meet face-to-face. the plan is to bring a diplomatic solution to three years of war that has left more than 100,000 people dead and displaced more than 2 million syrians. aljazeera is at the talks taking place in montrose switzerland. the actual negotiations take place friday with the chief negotiator sits down with the syrian government and opposition in geneva. what's on the agenda? >> the goal in montro and geneva is a create a transitional government that everyone agrees on and can replace the government of bashar al assad. in reality, everyone here admits that that's really dead on arrival. assad has not only dismissed the notion, he's talking about running again in the next election. here in montro and geneva, what
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officials are hoping are beak steps towards peace, talking about prisoner exchanges between the two sides, talking about local ceasefires, if they can have those, maybe they can expand to regional or city wide or even wider ceasefires. they are also talking about humanitarian corridors, trying to get millions of people shutout from water, food, from the basic necessities, everything that they need. if you talk to u.s. officials, they say no matter what we can do in the short term, no matter what small steps we take, it's assad who has to go. >> bashar al assad will not be part that have transition government. there is no way, no way possible in the imagination that the man who has led the brutal response to his own people could regain the legitimacy to govern. one man and those who have supported him can no longer hold an entire nation and a region
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hostage. >> then we saw the foreign minister respond to that. you really get a sense of the chasm between the two sides. he looked across the table at the opposition, called them terrorists. he looked around the table, there were 40 delegations here and said you're using your western dollars, your pet crow chemical dollars and said you all have blood on your hands. then he criticized kerry, looked personally at kerry and waived his finger at kerry and spoke directly to him. >> no one, mr. kerry, in the world has the right to -- to give legitimacy or to withdraw legitimacy from a president, government, a constitution or a law or anything incur i can't but syrians. this is the right of the syrian people and it is their
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constitutional duty. what will be agreed upon here, no matter what it is will be subject to a popular referendum. >> a u.s. official emailed a response to those comments saying that assad has responded to peaceful rallies about bullets and bombs and if that's not the very definition of i will letting malt, i don't know what is, so stephanie, clearly there's a lot of tension here and the two sides very far apart. >> and a lot of pressure on assad. reporting from switzerland, nick, thank you. >> 10,000 troops or none at all. that's what the pentagon reportedly wants in afghanistan. the defense department is asking president obama to leave at least 10,000 troops in that war-torn country. if not, they say he should completely pull out by the end of the year. the pentagon said anything less than 10,000 is not enough to protect u.s. diplomats still stationed in afghanistan. >> president obama had a phone call with russian president
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vladimir putin. the two discussed security for the upcoming games in sochi. russia asked the u.s. to share military equipment that can prevent road side bombs. the technology was to disrupt cell phone and radio signals that were used to detonate deadly road side bombs in afghanistan. they are looking to see if it is compatible with russian gear. the u.s. winter games begin february 7. >> edward snowden said he is not a russian spy. the contractor who leaked classified documents said "these allegations absurd." he said he was not working for another government. in russia, he has received asylum for one year. lawmakers are investigating if he had help from russia. the documents snowden released showed u.s. surveillance programs. >> clashes continue for a third
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straight day in ukraine, riot police clamping down on demonstrators today. three were killed in the violence. you're looking at a live picture of the capitol which is where our jennifer glass is right now. the violence seems to be getting worse by the hour. what's the latest? >> that's right, stephanie. we've seen a great escalation of violence today here in the ukrainian capitol. what you're seeing, the pictures that you're seeing are the running battles between police and anti-government pro testifiers, just a few hundred yards from here in independence square, the police if you should forward early this morning. the protestors pushed back. now the police are about halfway down the street that has been the battleground since sunday here, since what had been peaceful demonstrations erupted into violence. two demonstrators were killed today. just behind the square, a member of parliament announced that a
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third demonstrator has died. aljazeera cannot confirm that. it just comes from what members of parliament are saying here in the square. hundreds of ukrainians have gathered here in independence square as battles go on. they have lined up against the barricade and in one worrying escalation, the police brought in an armored personnel carrier. that is what they would need to break down the barriers. opposition leaders scheduled to be meeting right now with president to find some diplomatic solution out of this impasse, but right now, escalating violence. >> those new anti protest laws go into effect, how are demonstrators reacting to that and is that part of what's fueling the current violence? >> it is. le people were outraged when these laws were pushed through
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by a hand's count in a minute, minute and a half last week. the president signed them very quickly and they go into effect this week. ukrainians outraged that these new laws restrict their freedom of expression, freedom of their right to assembly. they say that they're draconian laws and they noon fight against them. >> the latest out of key every, thanks, jennifer. >> a state of emergency declared in tie hand as escalating violence threatens to derail february elections. the city is under a mandatory occur fee and gatherings in certain areas are off limits. nine people have been killed since anti-government protests began in late october. >> the irish times said there's a rise in deaths involving anti-anxiety drugs and alcohol. a new national study said more
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than half overdose deaths come from taking two or more drugs at the same time. >> that's interesting. >> the minneapolis star tribune reports that target will stop offering health insurance to part time employees. the nation's second largest retailer said the affordable care act will offer those workers coverage. >> the miami herald has a feature on the push to reform alimony in the state of florida. over the next few days, people look at a chance to screen a new documentary that looks at the $50 billion a year divorce industry. >> new health concerns in virginia. >> another substance is discovered in the waters involved that in chemical leak. >> why officials were unable to detect it. >> debating home schooling, why some people are being left behind in education. >> $1,100,000,000 is our big
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number of the day, a major mile scope for one facebook executive who's added a new title to her resume. we saw people who need clean water, who are in these u.n.
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>> today's big number, $1.1 billion, that is the new network, the chief executive officer for facebook. her foreign spiked when facebook closed with a new high tuesday. she's 44 years old. she's light years behind her boss in terms of net worth. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is by far the youngest billion air. he's 28 years old and his foreign sits at $14.3 billion and counting. congratulations to both of them. >> that's what happen when you lean in, you become a billionaire. >> good morning, and welcome to aljazeera america. ok, there are new concerns this morning that the chemical leak in west virginia, a second
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substance has been discovered in the water. we'll tell what you that means to residents still pretty uncomfortable drinking the water there. >> first let's get a look at temperatures today. meteorologist nicole mitchell is back. >> i haven't been getting a lot of love for the forecast recently. snow and cold temperatures, it is going to stay cold. we have single digits through the northern tier of the country and planes. negative all the way through the south, atlanta at 18 this morning. more significantly, what we're seeing is high winds. right along the coast lines, winds gusting in the 20-30 miles an hour. philadelphia feels like minus 20. with a new clipper in the midwest, fargo feeling like minus 38. it only takes 10 minutes before you can get frostbite, so you need to be really careful out there today. these temperatures don't warm too much through the rest of the day. we'll have more on where the snow is coming up. back to you guys. >> you're still one of our favorite people, nicole.
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officials in west virginia confirmed that a second previously unreported chemical leaked into the the elk river, leaving 300,000 people without drink watering. this new chemical discovered in the water is used in paint removers and textile dye. we are in charleston. i know these people can't believe that this is still happening and as stephanie said a minute ago, this is about whether they can trust officials at this point. >> that's really the word, trust. a lot of people feared this might happen. they heard from the governor and state officials, told your water is now safe to drink, you can bathe in it, drink it. many people said we are still not using it, because we don't trust it. they hear that a second chemical was leaking from one of these storage tanks. >> the concern was about a chemical that leaked from this
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tank farm into the river, which supplies drink watering for 300,000 residents in nine counties. drinking, baiting, even touching the water was banned for days, then that order was lifted. a second chemical, p.p.h., an drill solvent used in a wide range of products in the water. 300 gallons of the chemical were mixed in with the crude that leaked into the river. when a document was turned over by freedom industries revealed it was part of the mixture. health officials say the amount of the chemical was small enough that it was likely diluted by the river water and that there are no new health concerns. water treatment process would have removed it. testing will confirm that. what's gone for good is trust. a spokesman for the governor said it was freedom's responsibility to let people know there was another chemical
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in the tank and they did not ." >> freedom industries has been pretty quiet during this hole ordeal. two weeks ago when the spill happened, the president of the company released a statement apologizing, not saying much about how it happened. several lawmakers are working on legislation to keep something like this from happening again. they would have their new laws would require freedom industries and other companies to identify every chemical that's been stored especially near a water source. they would have to ruer any issue, malfunctions, like a chemical spill within 15 minutes. they also would be subject to state inspections, so of course, a lot more scrutiny placed on these places after what's happened here. >> it's difficult to believe that those things weren't already laws. jonathan martin, reporting live from charleston, thank you. >> turning to business news, wall street looking to open lower, do you futures down after disappointing earnings from
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i.b.m. and advanced micro devices. one market, investors should look over seas to see how america is holding up. >> most companies in the s&p derive a huge portion of their earnings growth from outside the u.s. that if you want to know how the u.s. markets going to go, look to japan, europe and china. that will tell you. >> the dow starts at 16,414, the s&p at 1843, the nasdaq at 4,225. in asia, markets ending the day higher, rise in more than 2% and european stocks are lower. >> german insurance giants are falling in frank further
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trading. the management shakeup comes after a difficult year for the company. investors yanked $41 billion from the total return fund in 2013. yahoo's c.e.o. is one of the many chief executives taking the stage at the world economic forum in switzerland, speaking on a panel saying 2014 will be the year of the crossover with more people accessing yahoo by mobile than p.c.'s. it's the mobile portfolio announcing its buying start up spark. >> as classrooms get more crowded, many families are turning to home schooling, some students thrive in that, even outperform their public school educated pierce. other children get lost in the system. >> roseanna ward works on spelling with her 8-year-old son, joel. >> you see how the e and i are
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switched there? >> they set how to teach. there are no regulations governing home schooling. oklahoma is the one state where the right to homeschool is in the con substitution. it's one of 25 states where there is little or no home schooling oversight. in these states, homeschoolers don't even have to show that education is taking place. ward is a member of the homeschool legal defense association, a conservative christian organization with a powerful lobbying arm that has fought for and won this deregulated environment. there is a big gap between the homeschool ideal and for many children, the reality. >> no regulations means parents don't to have register their homeschooled children. it's up to the parents to make sure that the kids are getting an education. here at this gated housing project in tulsa, oklahoma, we're told there are dozens of kids, maybe as many as 100 or
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more of all ages who aren't in school and who aren't getting education at home, either. there's no way to know, because no one's keeping any records. >> we're really concerned for these children. we hear stories of kids 10 years old who don't know their alphabet. >> she worked for oklahoma's office of juvenile affairs as an education coordinator. >> i think this is a hidden issue, hidden behind the veal of home schooling. >> true an see laws don't apply. >> heather knows about homeschool. she started the coalition for responsible home education, an organization of formerly home-schooled kids pushing for more oversight. >> you have cases in every state, some states more than
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others. >> it's a horrifying litany, dozens of cases, how many no one knows, because until she started her work, there was no the even an attempt to keep track. children removed from school oh are never sent to school in religious homes or dysfunctional ones, starved, beaten, abused, and sometimes killed. >> parents should have the right to oversee their children's education. parents should not have the right to decide whether or not their child gets an education. >> that was aljazeera's sheila macvicar reporting. coming up this evening, america tonight looks at some of the popular school policies across the country that critics say have put a growing number of students on the school to prison pipeline. you can see it at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on kathleen sebelius america. >> really fascinating reporting there. >> bringing an end to the blood shed in syria. >> talks to end the civil war
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there. >> giving a long dead inmate a new trial. lawyers are looking to overturn a murder conviction for a 14-year-old sentenced to death. >> leaders are gathering in switzerland looking to solve world problems. what's on the agenda in davos at the world economic forum.
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>> the political and business world have leaders ming to come together to try to find solutions to the biggest problems in the world. the challenges of health care in the u.s. and around the world will be talked about. peace talks are underway in switzerland, the government and opposition meeting face-to-face for the first time. the plan is to bring a diplomatic solution to a war that has left more than 100,000 people dead and more than 2 million displaced. people there are trying to reach a goal, but it obviously will be very challenging. >> these dip lomaic events normally are pretty measured, sometimes quite boring. certainly that's not been the case here this morning. quite dramatic the speeches that heavy heard. it's clear both sides in this syrian conflict are a long way apart, both want to talk about
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the crimes of the other. the syrian foreign minister talking about terrorism repeatedly in his speech. the syrian opposition president saying that he didn't feel that he had necessarily a partner in this conference on the syrian side who was really committed to the aim of all this. let's remember what the aim of this all is. according to secretary general moon, it's to come up with an executive body with full powers to run syria, negotiated by both sides that will have members of the opposition and members of the syrian government. when you heard him speak here, he made it clear that they're going to attend this, take their orders from damascus but he said at the end of all this, if they come up to a deal, they want to put it a are referendum of the syrian people. ever since assad has been put in power, there have been quite a few i elections. most would describe them at sham
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elections, not free and fair. i suspect there will be some diswhy he over that talk of a referendum, another making clear that if there are further talks, a second round of all this, he doesn't want it takes place in swits are land. he wants it taking place on sir you know soil. >> reporting from the conference in montro. some players include the main sponsors of the conference, u.s. secretary of state john kerry, russia's foreign minister and head of the united nation natio. expectations to resox the situation remain low. >> 40 ministers from 40
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countries are at this conference >> the obama administration has to give the impression it is doing something. this was driven largely by secretary of state kerry. he has proved to be an incredibly acrobatic diplomat. in this case, i don't think he has anything to work with, because he not only doesn't have the two combatants with anything like an agreement about a final solution, his chief partner of russia disagree witness really what are the premises of the peace conference. >> on this first day of talks, we haven't heard from him yet, but secretary of state kerry implied that president assad really needs to go in any
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transitional government. where does that tell you about where the talks are heading? >> let's remember, the reason they implied that is not only because it's right, but that's the premise that geneva was organized under, the security council endorsed a plan which said there would abtransitional government at the end of which assad would be gone. if you think about peace conferences that actually have resulted in a peace, what it requires is either that the two parties be so exhausted that they're prepared to make painful sacrifices or that their sponsors ail to push them in that direction. in this case, i think that on the many, many sticking points, one is the russians don't accept that, and so what sergei said today is that he doesn't want what he calls a predetermined outcome, which is really his way of saying we no longer accept the terms of geneva, that there must be an outcome in which assad goes. if russia is not going to say
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that, assad is under no pressure to compromise. >> we just got breaking news and confirmation of what you just said, the information minister for syria has spoken and confirmed that president assad will not step down. that is the central question here. i don't know if you've followed this, but yesterday there was new evidence that came out, pictures that three war crimes prosecutors have said are evidence of torture and execution of 11,000 detainees under the assad regime. does that weaken mr. assad's position at all going into these talks? >> you would like to think oh so. these are 55,000 pictures involving 11,000 people killed in prison. this is a crime of unspeakable pro pores, far greater, for example, than the poison gas attacks, which he's perpetrated in the past. does it change -- it obviously undercuts any notion that he is a remotely humane actor, but is it going to change the nation of the conversation over the next
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several days? i doubt it very much. >> we'll to have leave it there. obviously there is more to discussion and we'd love to have you back. thank you. >> the remains of a missing boy from queens, new york have been identified. the parents of the 14-year-old received the sad news tuesday. police found parts of a body along the east representative arer, hoping it was not the boy. the boy who is autistic and mute walked away from his school and went missing. his disappearance launched a city wide serve. his parents plan to file a wrongful death sued against the school he attended. >> texas is set to execute a mexican sit 10 today. the decision sparked a debate across borders and is threatens to damage relations between the u.s. and mexico. he is accused of killing a houston police officer in 1994. the state department, mexico's
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government and an international human rights commission have all said texas should stop the execution. they say his arrest 20 years ago violated international law. residents of his hometown are protesting, demanding that he be pardoned. >> a criminal case more than 70 years ago may be getting a new trial. the case involves the youngest person to be executed in u.s. history. 14-year-old george stenning was put to death. the trial presented no physical evidence, but the all white jury convicted him. there is new evidence and want to clear his name. we have the story. >> he was the youngest person executed in the united states in the past 100 years. was he guilty? he was convicted of killing 7-year-old mary emat a tams and 11-year-old betty june benacker. he was reportedly the last
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person to see them alive, the teen held for hours before officers say he confessed. at the trial, no physical evidence was presented and the all white jury found him guilty in minutes. now advocates are hoping for a new trial to clear his name. >> there was no cross examination. that's what we know. this case was handled so poorly, his family was treated so poorly in the circumstances that his rights were snuffed out then. >> lawyers for the family presented sworn statements and testimony from relatives, and a pathologist who disputes the original autopsy findings, but the state prosecutor said there's no way to new trial can go forward. >> the state cannot proceed to a new trial based on the fact that 70 years have been allowed to pass by, and that we don't have a complete record to go by. >> the families of the victims believe justice was served years ago. >> he committed the crime, and he confessed to it.
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he was sentenced and he was put to death according to the laws in 1944. i think they need to leave it alone. >> the case is i in the hands of judge carmen mullin who doesn't deciding guilt or in sense, but whether or not he got a fair trial. >> supporters say if the motion for a new trial fails, they will ask the state to pardon him. >> one of america's wealthiest men is making a pricey prediction that the world will one day be a richer and better place. bill gates says that by 2035, there will be no poor countries left in the world. the world bank said 35 nations are classified as low income. the microsoft founder said better health care, farming and the digital revolution will shape the economic outlook for the next 20 years. he made the statement as the world economic forum are is set
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to kick off in switzerland. joining us live from the forum, ali velshi, host of "real money." great to see you, good morning. >> good morning, i drew the short straw, as you can see here in the swiss. >> alps. it's a gathering of leaders and c.e.o.s of all stripes. there are remarkable ideas that come out in this place. one of the men is a guy i'm going to talk to, the c.e.o. of the cleveland clinic. he's really been doing a lot of studying a understand talking about the implementation of the affordable care act. he's here at a talk about it. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> give us a sense for our audience, how are we doing, in your opinion with the implementation of affordable care act. >> we haven't seen it yet.
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it's way too early. we think that we're headed in the direction that we have to do in the united states. we have to take cost out of the health care system. it's gotten to be the most expensive in the world and we've got to drive access for patients, not just insurance access, but begun to see a health care provider. we have to get uniform quality across the country. we think we can do this, have better system. it's pretty exciting to build a brand new health care system. >> you have managed to steer clear of the criticize this and politicize that. do you think so far it's gone well and what would you have changed if you were in charge of it? >> obviously, the rollout of the website was a problem, but that's not the real story here. the real story is the things that we have to do to make our health care system more officials. we have to have people involved in keeping themselves well.
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that was one of the things that unfortunately is going to not just be gough, which is not taking a big role there, it has to be education, it has to be medicine, it has to be business, it has to be the food industry. everybody's got to get onboard to have a healthier country. if not, we don't have a strong nation. >> a lot of that is diabetes, caused by eating habits. you think we can reduce costs immensely just if there were a push down that side. >> no question about it. obesity accounts for 12% of the health care costs president united states and going up all the time. the thing that really worries me is we may have a generation that doesn't live as long as their parents unless we tackle this issue. major problem. it is not a social problem. it's a medical problem. we have to face it as a medical problem. >> will the affordable care act help on that front because some people will now have insurance and they'll get to a a doctor who will say you're too fat? >> i don't think that's the
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doctor telling them that's going to make the difference. we have to change our attitude in society about what this is and we have to change the food we eat, the exercise and we to have educate theme this is a problem, and it's a problem, it's not just medicine, it's a problem of personal responsibility. >> in terms of implementation, what have you seen at the cleveland clinic sov? >> we really have known that a couple things are going to happen. we know that we're going to get paid less for what we do, and so, and that's for medicare and medicaid and also for the private insurers, and we don't know whether we're going to have more patients or not. we haven't seen that. we checked our emergency rooms closely, we haven't seen a big in flux. we expect that's going to change recovery time. >> when you say we'll be paid less, you're talking about an entire industry. how do you in a free market system square that? >> we're going to see less money coming into health care, having implications for the economy. health care is the biggest industry in the united states,
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17-point the 3% of the u.s. economy, and if you look at that, we are going to have reduction in cost, it's got to be people that are going to be taken out. every c.e.o. is talking about reducing employees. health care is the only industry that has grown jobs since 2000. that can have major implications in a lot of areas. >> we're going to look at that closely. we'll continue the conversation with you. the c.e.o. of the cleveland clinic, of course i'll have more from the economic forum in do have volunteers for you. >> it's back to me, but enjoy the view. great conversation you had there with c.e.o. of the cleveland clinic. thanks to both of you.
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>> it may be a relief to soccer fans that barcelona won't be moving from the new camp stadium. that was an option discussed by the board of spanish champions, but they decided significant development is needed instead. we report from barcelona. >> with a capacity of 98,000, the famous new camp is the largest stadium in europe, but barcelona board members decided expansion is needed to take the cup forward. they will take it to a referendum later this year. >> the board members have decided unanimously to submit to a referendum of the project of the building of a new stadium in the structure of the current one. the referendum will be on april 5 or 6, democrat on our match schedule. >> barcelona is owned by fans and has been the most successful over the past decade, including
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three champions league trophies. their air of in vincibility disappeared in munich laugh year. >> now trying to modernize this stadium is a major issue. there are 20,000 seats with restricted visibility, access issues in some parts of the stadium. they want more v.i.p.'s, they want a generate more income. >> this is how they want the stadium to look. this won't come cheap, with the cost estimated at about $900 million. moving out was an option with a site less than five kilometers away considered. the board decided that was too far. >> if you take a look at the average of the attendance in the games, we are talking about 74,000, 75,000, and only 100,000 when barcelona played madrid or
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important championships. >> there are other serious issues. the european union is investigating how much state funding they may be receiving and the transfer of the brazilian star is being investigated after allegations the transfer fee was over $20 million more than officially declared. >> the years of special players have brought unprecedented success, but soon a new look team will need to come through and it seems they'll be playing in a new look stadium. aljazeera, barcelona. >> if the plan is approved, work would begin in 2007 and could be completed by 2021. >> going after one of nature's greatest predators. officials down under sanction hunts for sharks. >> the safety concerns that have sparked outrage. >> a potential answer to why
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honey bees are dying off. the connection certain plants may be playing.
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>> good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. >> shark attacks are on the rise in australia. officials have come up with a really controversial plan to deal with that. it sparked outrage. >> first let's look at the potential snow and rain across the u.s. today. it's not potential for some of us. meteorologist nicole mitchell has the details. >> of course you are talking about the east coast. i will have more on that. first, the west coast, even if there is not rain hitting the ground, higher clouds, a bump up in the humidity, be so we will
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take any help. snow for the mountains still well below average, but every little bit helps out here. snow moving through the midwest with the next clipper and with high winds behind that, possible ground blizzard this morning, whiteouts. so definitely watch for that, as well. >> the mystery surrounding a massive die off of honey bees may be solved. a new study points to a rapidly mutating virus. the virus started from a tobacco plant which moved to s soy and bees. thousands of honey bees have been dying at twice the normal rate over the past few years. >> australian officials have sanctioned a shark hunt in response to a growing number of fatal attacks along the west coast. that not everyone believes the hunt will reduce the risk to humans. >> they are the fish we love to fear, go to any australian beach
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and conversation quickly turns to the chance of being attacked, particularly given that the charge seems to be slightly less remote. it australia, seven have been in the past three years, to protect its tourism industry, swimmers and surfers, the state government is baiting big hooks with meat and authorizing the killing of any shark more than three-meters across. >> we are talking about destroying a particular species that have proven to be a direct threat to human life. >> the plan's controversial. there have been big protests of thousands on perth's beaches. in sydney, experts lined up against the policy. >> anything that looks at specifically targeting predators is going to affect eco systems. >> if we remove sharks, we're
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going to have huge impacts, not just on the sharks. >> legal action is threatened and direct disruption when the operation begins. with threats, attempts to get commercial fisherman to kill the sharks have been abandoned. instead, government employees will do the job, but even they are reluctant. more benign action is being taken. more than 300 big sharks are fitted with transmitters. when that picks up within a slam at her of beaches, a computer sends out a tweet. people following the sharks on twitter can then make an informed decision about whether to join them in the sea. that that that is arguably less reliable than removing the danger entirely. people are paying to swim with sharks there. the risk of chance, one the government said it has a duty to do something about.
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>> the new law only affects large species like great whites, tigers or bull sharks. >> at the end of our second hour, del walters joins us. >> good morning. bitter cold setting in up and down the east coast after that blast of winter weather, wind chill warnings and advisories in effect from canada to florida. talks underway in switzerland after three years of civil war in syria. secretary of state john kerry said there is no way president bashar al assad can be part of any transitional government. >> the chaos in ukraine taking a deadly turn. three demonstrators said to be dead following clashes with riot police in kiev. >> the cold gripping parts of the u.s., we'll look behind the sub zero temperatures, the science. >> i'm meteorologist nicole mitchell. sub zero temperatures are feeling colder due to high winds causing whiteout conditions. i'll have that national forecast. >> the aljazeera manager news
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continues, del walters is back in two and a half minutes. >> have a great morning. al jazeera america. we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, take a new look at news. animals because somebody wants
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to shoot one of them? what happens when they say they want to shoot a mountain gorilla or an aidsian elephant? >> dangerous road. let me say that if these folks at the safari club are so interested, they want to contribute to the good programs, they don't need to link their contribution to the notion of killing an individual animal. give them money. >> that's what conservationists do every day. >> where do you stand on i will facts and their tusks? you just talked about the value of a rhinosaurus horns. how about elephant tusks? the counter argument is that destroy that only serves to drive up the cost. i really
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>> millions of americans getting hit by winter weather, a 1,000-mile stretch getting snow and lots of it. >> the prospect for peace teetering on the edge, world leaders gather to discuss ending syria's bloody war as new allegations surface against president assad. >> chaos an death in the streets of kiev, protestors clashing with riot police.
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>> we have 250 to $300 in overdraft fees for that month alone. >> unexpected charges at the bank that could be costing you big money. >> good morning, welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. >> a blast of winter weather affecting millions of people up and down the east coast from the midwest to the northeast, the latest storm stretching 1,000 miles from kentucky to new england, creating havoc, even shutting down busy roads like i-65 in southern indiana. >> 1400 flights have been con cred in new york, philadelphia, boston and washington, d.c. schools also canceled in some areas because it's simply not safe to even be out there on the roads. this is the fourth major storm to hit the u.s. since december and with so many winter storms,
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some cities say they are now running out of rock salt. we have more on the impact of this fast-moving system. >> from whiteout conditions in the great lakes to spinouts on virginia's highways, a blaring reminder to the 80 million residents across the midwest and northeast that winter is in full effect. >> i had an idea it was coming, but i didn't really think it was going to be this much. >> it's the second round of heavy snow and plunging temperatures, blasting cities from new york to pennsylvania to illinois to indiana, where the storm barreled through the morning's commute folding this truck in three. the great lakes frozen. this endless pool of ice is lake michigan. in washington, d.c., the halls of congress empty as eight inches of snow shut down the city. in philadelphia, all city workers were sent home before the storm arrived, that order in
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effect today, as well. >> a combination of the amount of snowfall combined with plummeting temperatures and high winds makes this a rather dangerous storm. >> a dangerous storm that had millions running to stores, scooping up remaining shovels and salt. >> i would always prepare for the worst. >> a long evening's commute for drivers caught in slow moving traffic and an army of snowplows from virginia to boston. >> at this point, i think we're beating mother nature now, but just keep our fingers crossed. we don't count her out too early. >> airports weren't spared, thousands of flight cancellations and delays while crews worked to clear runways and deice planes. that job will get harder, the bitter cold lingering with sub zero temperatures making another round. >> the wind comes up in your face proceeding pretty good, but keep your head down and keep
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moving, be safe. >> chicago will see 23 below zero today. wind chills will fall to 50 below zero in minnesota. adding to the dangerously cold air, a propane shortage, an estimated one third of all homes in the midwest use it to heat homes. some are worried. >> am i going to be able to keep my family warm and be able to give them warm food? >> all part of the record cold air blast, adding misery to the millions. >> all day today. >> all day. >> heavy? >> yeah, heavy. >> who are still digging out. aljazeera. >> things slowing to a crawl in new york city, some areas hit with more than 10 inches of snow. we are live in penn station. how bad is the morning commute? >> it's a messy morning commute.
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you can see road conditions pretty slick, so traffic is still slow going, but it is going. trains are moving, just a little slower, some on weekend schedules. that nearly a foot of snow fell in the area across new york and new jersey, both governors declared a state of emergency, and will likely feel the effects of this storm, even though the snow is all done all day long. >> working through the night to get new york streets and sidewalks back to normal of a the storm slammed the city. during the day, snow fell hard and fast in the region from the suburbs of long island to the shores of new jersey, where the white stuff blasted the famous board walks. several inches of snow on the sidewalks of brooklyn made for wet wintery walks of the dogs. >> it was slippery, but it's ok. >> slick conditions caused a bus to get stuck.
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transportation has been tough, with the storm tying up traffic and trains. >> we're trying to figure all the best way to get home right now, so, because like it's really late, the trains are slow, should we cab it? >> i live all the way deep in brooklyn, so the train runs outside, so it's running a little slow, so i'm decide to go cab it home. >> police patrolled snow-covered streets to insure cars were going slow and to help when needed. the worst part of the storm is the extreme cold temperatures. >> i just had my hands out of my pacts for two or three minutes and i thought my hand was frost bit june unless wees for the wind, gusting up to 35 miles per hour. >> i think the wind makes it feel really bad. >> yeah. >> it makes it twice as worse. >> yes, the wind definitely hurts when it blasts into your face, but these cold temps are
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brutal. we are hovering around the single digits. add the wind chill to that, we are talking negative 15 degrees here. this frigid weather is supposed to continue throughout the weekend. del. >> erika, thank you very much. >> make it stop, when will it stop? let's check in right now with nicole mitchell. >> good morning. it's winding down at least, but i've noticed this storm and the last, there's been these buzz words that trend on twitter and different places. last time it was the polar vortex. a lot of weather terms we use all the time. i keep say i go this is just a winter storm. we get them in january. if you're wondering about the term, cyclo genesis, when these storms were dramatic in
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temperatures, that is called a bombogenesis. the pressure dropped really very dramatically through the day yesterday. on the backside, there's still storm system snow wrapping around and those winds are cranking up. we're going to watch for that. even the coastal areas, parts of massachusetts are seeing that. the next system is already coming through, so we're seeing fargo at 30 degrees, bismarck, 43 miles per hour. that's dropping wind chill testimonies into the 30s and that next storm system is making things even more probatic. i'll have more on that coming up in a built. >> syria's warring sides are meeting face-to-face. bashar al assad resupreme and opposition are in switzerland this morning.
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secretary of state john kerry joining 44 ministers at the summit seeking a diplomatic solution to years of bloody war in syria. they will talk about a transition plan for a government, including members of the current regime and the opposition. the key seems to be whether bashar al assad stays or goes. in his opening statement, u.n. general statement telling delegates they face a formidable challenge. those talks just starting a few hours ago, already, there are tensions. >> yeah, del, that's absolutely right, a lot of tension. just a few minutes ago, we witnessed a verbal con frontation between one pro syrian government and journalist yelling at the members of the opposition. that goes to show how much tension there is and however apart the two sides. inside the haul and outside the hall, what we saw inside the hall is the attempts to try to get to the goal of this
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conference, which is create a transitional government that all sides agree on. that's really debt on arrival, because syrian president bashar al assad not only dismisses the notion of stepping down, he's actually talking about running again. the u.s. officials say they have to see assad move and they have to see assad step down if there's going to be any kind of peace deal. >> the right to lead the country does not come from torture for barrel bombs, nor you asked missiles. it comes from the consent of the people, and it's hard to imagine how that consent could be forthcoming at this point in time. >> in response to that, the syrian foreign minister waived his finger at kerry and said you do not have the right to say who we or who we don't choose at our president. the syrian foreign minister gave a speech that many in the u.s. camp are calling in as i
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understandariry. >> the foreign minister got to 45 minutes and the secretary general tried to interrupt him. >> i would have to give -- no, no, no, to opposition groups. >> you live in new york. i live in syria. i have a right to bring the syrian regime here in this forum. >> yes, of course -- >> to my right -- >> after that, the secretary general appealed to the entire conference and to the syrian opposition, please don't make
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this personal, please don't make in sendariy remarks. he looked across the table and accused the assad regime of committing torture of in discriminately bombing civilian areas and killing thousands of people. >> our people are shedding blood and have many needs. help. therefore, we must achieve quick and serious cooperation to reach a solution. i remind you that time is like a sword and for the syrians, time is now blood. >> so del, it may look peaceful
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behind me, it may look beautiful, but in this hall outside and inside, there is a lot of tension and the fate of millions and millions of syrians lay in the hands of all of these diplomats. >> thank you very much. >> those talks come as the world tries to come to grips with horrible images out of syria, a new report accusing the assad regime of systematically killing thousands of his people. the allegations horrific. we have more on what the report says and a warning, the images are very, very disturbing. >> the photographs are photographic and alarming. most of the victims young men, many of them emace 80ed, blood stained and showing signs of torture. some have new eyes and others may have been strangled or electrocuted. experts say this evidence is more detailed and on a far
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larger scale than anything else that has emerged. one leading lawyer who examined the evidence said it amounted to industrial sale killings. >> it's the harrowing pictures of starving bodies. they were reminiscent of pictures one saw coming out of auschwitz after the second world war, and these have been tortured, as well to add to their miseries. in some cases, eyes had been gouged out as part of the torture. strangulation was regularly found. >> the source is a photographer with the syrian military police, identified only as caesar. he defected and smuggle would the images out on memory particulars to the syrian national movement. at one point, he was photographing 50 bodies a day. the 31 page report was commissioned by a leading london law firm acting for qatar, which
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has demanded assad's prosecution and has led to international courts saying they are confident of their source. the inquiry team said there was clear evidence capable of being believed by a tribunal of fact in a court of law of systematic torture and killing of detained persons by the syrian government. it would support findings of crimes against human manual and also support findings of war crimes against the current syrian regime. any action at the international criminal court would face many hurdles. tim friend, aljazeera. >> that report was commissioned by lawyers working for the government of qatar. aljazeera was founded and owned by qatar interests. peggy hicks, thanks for being with us this morning. we knew detainees were being
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tortured and killed yet there is outrage after the release of the photographs. what about action? >> i think what's really fueling that outrage is the scale of what these photographs have shown, and we reported as you said on torture for many years, and a system of torture within syria, but the gravity of the photographs is fueling concern. we need action and what we need for that to happen is for these photographs and reporting that's been done to push russia and iran and other actors who have influence over syria to change the dynamics and push for real access to the prisons and stopping the abuses that you've heard about. >> what does it say about society that 24 hour after these images released, you now hear people saying did you see what they showed on aljazeera america. how can that happen in the 21st century? >> i think it is a really good question, that the problem is
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this conflict's been going on for three years and there's an insensitivity borne of the fact that yes, we have images of thousands of people being tortured and killed, but we know that barrel bombs have been dropped, bombs dropped on bread lines and hospitals. as you said, the graphic images of those abuses have also been aired. people don't respond the way that we need them to to get real action happening on the ground, that means getting syria to stop these abuses and getting opposition forces, as well, to look at the abuses that they've committed, including execution. >> there is a saying that failing to heed history's warnings makes us doom to repeat its mistakes. in the lead up to the holocaust, images were released, washington told jews were being killed by the thousand us and nothing was done. are we looking at another period in history where we are going to woe the day we did nothing in
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syria? >> i think we dew need to be concerned that there's a lot of outrage over the chemical weapons issue and there was action on that, but there was no follow on action with rewards to what was actually killing the vast majority of people, the number of people that died from chemical weapons attacks as brutal and horrible as it were was a tiny percentage of the civilians killed in the conflict so far. yes, there does need to be a stronger international reaction across the board and where that, the push needs to come, really is upon russia, that's been shielding syria, the court council, which is the one place that can really take significant action to address this crisis. >> your organization found 23 torture centers across syria. we have a graphic that shows how many there are and where they are. is there any doubt in your mind that the assad regime should be tried for war crimes no. >> no doubt in our mind. it's no the just the assad
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regime. everyone who's committing war crimes within syria needs to be face the threat of justice at the international tribunal and the case should be referred there. the opposition forces have found executions committed, but the vast scale of the abuses has been in the hands of the syrian regime, which has the weaponry that allows it to do outrageous things, including the attacks that we've seen through shelling and bombing of civilians. >> sadly, i think we'll be talking again. when we come back, the plot thickens in west virginia, residents still not convinced their water is safe to drink. we learn the company behind the toxic chemical spill may not have told the entire story. >> overdraft fees, an investigation finding that so-called overdraft protection could do more harm than good.
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conditions. with oceans arm, it's feared the
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>> straight ahead, we'll tell you why your bank could be taking your hard earned money and you don't even know it, but first let's find out how cold it will be across the country today with anymore mitch. >> you want the flannel sheets this morning. a lot of the temperatures through the northern tier in the single digits and then we have the wind and well southward, this air that sunk. those normally warmer places will only get into the 60's today. the wind along the coast, we've got wind gusts in the between-30-mile per hour range, but the exiting system puts the wind chills at negative 20 in a lot of cases. with the next clipper system in the midwest, high winds near north carolina dakota is the core, fargo is minus 40. you can get frostbite and some of those different elements very quickly. as i said, a cold one for today
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and to really. back to you. >> officials in west virginia confirm that a second chemical found its way into the elk river, that spill leaving 300,000 people without trunking water for more than a week. the new chemical discovered is p.p.h., used in felt tip pens, paint remover and clothing dyes. we are live in charleston. a new chemical, a new day, a new controversy. >> right, a lot of people really feared this might happen. felt there was something out there that they didn't know, the governor and everyone wants the answer to the big question, why it took them nearly two weeks to find out about this second chemical. people were told that they could use their water, that it was safe to drink. safe to bathe in after this first chemical they say was undetectable after tests. people are hearing about the second chemical that apparently leaked from one of the storage tanks here. >> nearly two weeks, a concern
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in west virginia was a chemical leak from this tank farm into the elk river, which splice drinking water for 300,000 residents in nine counties. touching the water was banned for days. that order was lifted. residents are waking to news that a second chemical was in the water, an industrial solvent used in a wide range of products. west virginia officials learned tuesday 300 gallons of the chemicals were mixed in with the crude that leaked into the river when a document was turned over by freedom industries revealing it was part of the mixture. health officials at the c.d.c. say the amount of the chemical was small enough that it was likely diluted by the river and no health concerns. water treatment processes would have removed it. what's gone for good is trust. a spokesperson for west
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virginia's governor says: >> freedom industries have been quiet during the whole situation, the president of the company issuing an pollee, but not average details about how this happened or details about their facilities here. we do know several lawmakers are pushing legislation to start regulating things to keep it from happening again. it would require sights to report any sort of chemical spill within 15 minutes. they would be subject to yearly inspection and they would have to what many people feel is most important, identify every chemical stored here, because we talked to so many officials here. they had no clue of what was being disorder in these tanks. >> jonathan martin, thank you very much. >> a criminal case more than 70
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years old may be getting a new trial. the case involves the youngest person to be executed in u.s. history. the 14-year-old who was black was put to death in 1944 for killing two white girls. the original trial presented no physical evidence, but the all white jury convicted him in minutes. advocates have new evidence and want to clear his name. >> this case was handled so poorly, his family was treated so poorly in the circumstances of march to june 1944 that his rights was snuffed out of the. >> that hearing will continue today. it's not clear when the judge will decide if there will be a new trial. >> there are calls for chris christie to step aside from a prestigious party post, saying he should resign from the head of the governor's association. he said the numerous scandals are hurting the gop during a key election year. he was sworn in to a second term tuesday.
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he says christie doesn't serve the goals of the organization by staying on as chairman. >> former virginia governor and his wife accused of illegally accepting tens of thousands of dollars in loans, shopping sprees and gifts from a wealthy businessman. the former governor denied any wrongdoing. he was once seep as a rising star in the gop and considered to be a possible running mate for mitt romney in 2012. he left office after four years in office earlier this month. >> the head of the cleveland clinic saying the rollout of the affordable care act could cost jobs, telling ali velshi a key component of obamacare is cutting health care costs. he believes that means reducing the workforce. >> people are going to be taken out. every c.e.o. of the hospital are talking about reducing the number of employees. health care is the only industry that has grown jobs since 2000. so, that could have major
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implications in a lot of areas. >> you can see more of his report from switzerland throughout the day and on his show at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >> a drop in interest rates is boosting mortgage demands, home loan applications rising 4.7% last week. the average thirdor fixed rate loan falling to 4.56%, the lowest since november. >> wall street looking at a weaker start, do you futures down, weighing disappointing earning news fromi b.m. and advanced micro derices. the s&p started at 1443 and nasdaq at 4,225. the in asia, ending higher. european stocks are lower. >> protestors turning to blood shed in ukraine. the death toll rises a
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demonstrators clash with police. >> 6,000 pages, documenting decades of child sexual abuse by clergy members in chicago. we'll tell you however the diocese went to cover it up. >> when the temperature drops, things get a little wacky top we'll focus on the science of sub zero temperatures. someone leaves their home searching for a better life. >> two hours in, we come upon a body. >> now, in a breakthrough television event, al jazeera america takes you beyond the debate. experience first hand the tragic journey of these migrants. >> a lot of people don't have a clue what goes on until you live near the boarder. >> six strangers with different points of view... >> i don't believe in borders. >> our government is allowing an invasion. >> ...get to experience illegal immigration, up close and
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personal. >> its very overwhelming to see this many people that have perished. >> a lot of families that don't know where their babies went. >> i want to make sure that her life, its remembered. >> what happens when lost lives are relived. >> the only way to find out is to see it yourselves. >> on borderland. only on al jazeera america. >> any of you guys want to come to the united states? >> to most, peter is an award winning correspondent, he is their son. >> what keeps peter doing the job that he is doing, is his very strong sense of social justice, the need to seek the truth. and to always do whatever can be done to help those in need. >> as well as to let the world know to get it out there, so things can change. >> they have worked internationally since the early 1990's winning
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awards for his reports across africa, he was rayed in brisbane with where his parents still live. they were in front of the media to raise awareness of his situation and call passionately for the egyptian authorities to release their son and his colleagues. >> it is effecting the whole family. are. >> three protestors have been killed in violent clashes between anti protestors in ukraine. russia's foreign minister saying the violence getting out of control, scary. jennifer glass is in kiev.
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do we have information on how protestors were killed? >> the violence continues here. there's a running battle going on just a few hundred yards from me. the protestors set tires on fire, a burning barricade to keep police from moving further down the street and closer to independence square. the police have brought in an armored personnel carrier and we've seen a bulldozer, as well, behind the police lines. they have moved forward since early this morning in this escalation of violence. we're hearing radio stations, television stations, the government calling on government workers, school children, train station to say close before 4:00 p.m., to everyone to go home before 4:00 p.m., trying to get civilians off the street, so that's a rather ominous sign, del. >> where the crowds shrinking or getting large are by the day
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there? >> behind me, the crowd has grown since this morning, since many of the protestors over near the clash area have grown smaller, but they are very determined despite the police firing hundreds of rubber bullets, despite the deaths of those protestors today, anti-government protestors remain determined, going up the police lines. they keep building barricades, trying to hold the line and behind me, here, this rally has gotten more and more vocal, calling on people to stand up for their rights, to hold their ground. there are hundred was men here on the existing barricades. they're building more barricades here as these announcements have been made for people to go home from government offices and school children to go home before 4:00 p.m. they anticipate perhaps police are getting ready to move on this demonstration here on independence square. there are also diplomatic
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negotiations going on. the three leaders of the opposition now are meeting with the president. it is the first time he's met with all three leaders of the opposition on sunday, when the violence broke out, he met with one leader in the opposition as they tried to hammer out some sort of political deal here. it's unclear whether the people on the streets will accept anything any of them say. >> jennifer glass joining us live from kiev, thank you very much. >> the former ukrainian ambassador to the united nations is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> di diplomatic solutions, is t possible at this stage? >> i think it's still possible. >> probably? >> possible, if immediately, the two sides stay at the negotiation table and the demands of the demonstrators met by the authorities. the demands to the government
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resigns immediately that those guilty of violence be punished, and then the special troops should leave the center of the city immediately. these are the demands of the demonstrators. >> mr. ambassador, both sides seem to be caught in a tug of war. i want to show you a text, those people who were at the protest, it said: >> is this just adding fuel to the fair if it came from the government? the telecommunication company did not send it. >> the statement of the three operators of the telephone
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stations should look truthful enough. according to the information i have, these were the pirate base stations that were spread in the area, and these messages were received only by those people who were in the immediate vicinity, so not everyone, so i think this has been done to sort of give psychological pressure on the demonstrators in view of the latest legislation, which makes demonstrators punishable and criminalize all the actions, mass actions by the people in the street. >> forget about what they're receiving on their phones, the president saying these people, these protestors are terrorists and that their criminal actions will be punished, not exactly the words of diplomacy trying to
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diffuse the situation. >> the president agreed a few days ago, in fact, monday, to have a special group dealing, nominated by the president, to meet with the opposition. the interesting moment is that the violence started as a reaction to this new legislation that criminalized the meetings, the mass demonstrations by the people, so there in the beginning for almost two months, thousands, hundreds of thousands of people were peacefully demonstrating and the violence used by the authorities. this is the result, the authority did not accept the
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demonstrations demands. >> whether there was a deal walt with russia or the european union, how does this end? how do we get out? >> well, i think in the first place, the hostility's should end. the authorities, the government, should heed to the demands of the demonstrators, and then immediately, when these special troops are moved from the center of the city, i think the opposition will interfere and will try to influence these people who are using force against the authorities. >> we can only hope. >> i hope so. >> thank you very much for being with us this morning. the former ukrainian ambassador to the united nations. >> thank you. >> some of the world's richest and most influential people in switzerland for the world economic forum. the widening gap between the
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rich and poor are said to be part of the discussion. >> it's often scribbled as a. >> networking event, or as london mayor put it, a cancellation of egos in an other gee of adulation. many are here in davos in the swiss alps. his country may have been invited and uninvited in iran, but the invitation to davos is secure. >> i think what president rouhani wants from this forum is credibility. basically, he's going to present the friendlier face of iran and convince this audience that he's somebody they can do business with, talk with and they're not going to get a lot of rhetoric,
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somebody that he can reason with and negotiate with. >> the effect of increasing western interaction with iran, for others in the region, israel's prim minister netanyahu will be in the same convention center. if not necessarily rubbing shoulders, the two countries are avowed enemies. secretary of state john kerry is due to speak fresh from those syria peace talks not far away, dubbed geneva two. >> while politics threaten to overshadow here, attendees, some of the most rich and powerful people in the world will troy to stay focused on this year said headline theme, no less than the reshaping of the world, looking at causes of instability, like climate change and income and unemployed youth around the world. >> if you step back and think as
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global leaders about this issue, why is it so important, early 20s are tomorrow's leaders. if we lose this generation, who's going to lead us tomorrow? >> while they talk about the gap between the rich and poor, one particular statistic hangs heavy in the swiss mountain air. the 85 richest individuals in the world are now worth as much as the poorest 3.5 billion people. many of those wealthy individuals are here. >> another reminder that this man, ali velshi cuffing all the developments in davos, switzerland. he will bring interviews with top business leaders and government officials gathered there. >> 6,000 page little of documents have been released showing how the archdiocese of chicago handled sexual allegations involving more than 30 priests. it accounts for 30 of the 65
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priests, 14 now dead, all but two are no longer priests. none of them are active in the ministry. the lawyer for the archdiocese saying 95% of the incidents occurring before 1998. hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid to victims over the past years. one alleged victim spoke out on tuesday. >> these files, what they moan to me is the truth, not what's coming from the archdiocese, even as early as last week, when the vickar said there was no cover up. maybe we didn't know what to do, but there was no cover up. when are they going to learn? there was a massive cover up. >> editor in chief of religion news service is in washington, d.c. this morning and joins us. you heard the speaker there, a massive cover up.
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is that what the documents reveal? >> i'm not sure if it shows a cover up, but certainly shows how they completely botched the handle of this. it's important to remember and this is what the church would say, is that, you know in the 60's and 70's, 80's, even into the 90's, the church thought that abusive priests could be rehabilitated if they went to therapy and return to ministry. what the documents show is that there was a concerted effort to protect the priests, protect their reputations and livelihood. that often meant moving them from one place to another. whether there was a conspiracy to cover abuse depends on how you define conspiracy. >> these incidents dating back to 1988, 14 priests now dead, all but two gone from the
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archdiocese, so what type of resolution can there be? >> there can't be. there has ban legal resolution prompting these documents to be reds. this was part of a settlement on a bunch of lasts. i think what's going on here is the church didn't do this voluntarily. lets remember that. they didn't want to release documents. none of these diocese have. the documents show is what happened in the thinking of the church leaders as they were going through this process and their attempts to really protect the priests and their resultations at the expense of the children who were further victimized by this. we're dealing with an honest
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accounting of what went on. >> saying: too little too late in your opinion? >> for a lot of the victims, no, it's not. the church is going to say we can't justify the decisions made years ago given what we know how to. given different circumstances, yeah, we would have done things differently. it does not excuse the behavior or decisions made, but perhaps explains them. >> thank you for being with us this morning.
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>> you get charged for spending more money than you had in your account from the the banking industry. overdraft protection may put you at financial risk. >> jacqueline ford, a mother of two learned the hard way about the potential dangers of swiping her debit card. >> some months i would have 250 to $300 of overdraft fees. they keep that charging me these insufficient funds fees. the amount of overdraft payments that i had to make when they take out those overdraft payments, then i didn't have enough left to even pay the rent. >> even though banks only make 5% of their revenue from checking accounts, overdraft fees are huge. how big? left foot year, u.s. banks ranked in overdraft fees
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totaling $32 billion. >> overdraft protection allows the bank customer to overdraw their checking account even if there's no money left in it. it's a service customers freely elect to have and provides peace of mind to know your paymenting will be covered. critics contend over draft protection is more like a loan with an interest rate as high as 5000%. many consumers don't know they've opted in, because the information is often buried in lengthy disclosure agreements like this. in a recent survey, 54% of people who overdrafted did not believe they opted into coverage and 75% said they would rather have the transaction decline. >> the form is not clear, so when you're opening a new account, the banker is handing you pieces of paper. if you just sign away, you just opted into the most expensive form of overdraft. >> even more disturbing is how
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some banks calculate overdraft fees. many banks engage in a practice called transaction reordering. in this sample, the transaction charges are processed in chronological order, caused in an over draw by $23, triggering a single 35 penalty fee. when they are reordered from highest to lowest amounts, the checking account is depleted more rapidly. each new transaction triggers another fee. the total is now $140. the bank has just boosted its fees by 300%. we asked several banks to tell us why they reorder from highest to lowest 37 most did not respond. one bank, p.n.c. deferred to the american banking association, which said that for some customers paying the largest transaction first is important, because it ensures that payments
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like mortgages, rent or credit card bills will be paid. >> i've had it with these overdraft fees. i closed the account and decided to get a bank that doesn't do these kind of trades. >> the consumer financial protection bureau recommending the customers track your balances carefully. >> in sports, another upset on the women's side of the australian open, on the men's side, another epic rivalry. roger federer in grand slam matches, advancing to his 11t 11th open. head-to-head matches, won their last match in semifinals last year. federer winning the last four of five matches in majors. nadal surviving to win in four sets. it wasn't easy for him, who received treatment for a blister
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on the palm of his left hand, winning four sets to break the two set tie break and the second and third sets. that means nadal and federer will be meeting in the semifinals, continuing their on going rivalry. >> the odds continue to be beaten on the women's side of the brackets. we'll keep on going, ending for a three set consecutive quarter final defeat if the aussie open. >> the cold temperatures can cause conditions like frostbite and hypothermia. that did you know it can flatten your tires, too? we look at the science of sub zero temperatures.
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>> evey sunday night,
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>> the storm system clearing
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out, a lot of impact, the cold air well to the south with the dry air associated with it, fire dangers even today because of this system. as it moves off, conditions are improving, but enough wind behind that still blowing things around, especially massachusetts we're going to see problems today. more problems in the midwest with extremely low wind chills. >> some parts of the country seeing their coldest temperatures in decades is sparking people doing weird things, weird winter weather experiments, many going viral. we take a look at science behind sub zero. >> the bitter cold can be a hazardous nuisance. still, fascinatings things happen in extreme temperatures. the recent polar vortex inspired a wave of viral experimentation. throwing boiling water into the air isn't a good idea standing down wind. to explain this, we visited
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chicago's museum of science and industry. we created an extreme version of the boiling water trick using liquid nitrogen. minus 120 degrees fahrenheit. when boiling water hits extreme cold, this is what happens. scientists debated for generations why hot water sometimes freezes faster than cold water. theories have ranged from evaporation rates the to super cooling times. >> what you have going on there is hot water and hot water is ready to go from a liquid into a gas. that's what happens when water boils. when you have that in some extremely cold air, you create a lot of steam or vapor. some of that water vapor will freeze into a solid, which is show. >> the opposite affect explains why tire pressure drops during
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arctic weather, illustrated by the cooling of a balloon. >> when things get really cold, molecules start to move slower. if they're moving slower, they can't hit the inside walls of those tires as fast, so there's a little less pressure. as it gets colder and colder, there's the molecules moving slower, less pressure until potentially to get it cold enough, you would have a flat tire. as soon as that started heating up again, the molecules push on the balloon walls, and our balloon was back to normal. >> sometimes nature and science collide providing solutions. sugar beet juice is used on roads. it reduces corrosion. >> rock salt stops working at around 15 degrees above zero. with the addition of organic
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sugar beet juice it drops to down to 10 below zero effective range, which is 25-degree swing. it allows municipalities to reduce the amount of sodium chloride that they're putting into the environment, which is rock salt. >> a natural choice discovered out of necessity thanks in part to sub zero testimonies. >> all the experiments can be fun. sub zero temperatures can be very dangerous without proper super vision. don't try that at home. that's going to do it for this hour of aljazeera america. thanks for spending parts of your morning with us. more news, straight ahead.
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